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Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Weirton fell 1.5 percentage points in July 2020 to 10.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the West Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Weirton peaked in April 2020 at 18.9% and is now 8.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Weirton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
West Virginia 10.0% -0.5 +5.2
Weirton 10.7% -1.5 +5.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Weirton, West Virginia, National

Weirton, West Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Weirton, West Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Weirton peaked in April 2020 at 9,419. There are now 4,095 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Weirton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Weirton, West Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Weirton 5,324 -885 +2,497

Number of Unemployed Persons

Weirton, West Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
West Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Weirton
Unemployment Rate
Weirton
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 8.9%
July
2020
10.2% 10.0% 10.7% 5,324
June
2020
11.1% 10.5% 12.2% 6,209
May
2020
13.3% 12.9% 15.7% 7,978
April
2020
14.7% 15.9% 18.9% 9,419
March
2020
4.4% 6.0% 6.9% 3,507
February
2020
3.5% 4.9% 5.7% 2,911
January
2020
3.6% 5.0% 5.8% 2,959
December
2019
3.5% 5.1% 5.9% 3,036
November
2019
3.5% 5.1% 5.9% 3,032
October
2019
3.6% 5.1% 5.9% 3,011
September
2019
3.5% 5.0% 5.8% 2,972

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.